What: Woonsocket Explorers Club
When: October 2017
Where: The Museum of Work & Culture (42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.)
The Blackstone Valley Explorer (Cold Spring Park, Woonsocket, R.I.)
St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center (84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, R.I.)
River Falls Restaurant (74 South Main Street, Woonsocket, R.I.)
Woonsocket Cultural Sites Launch Woonsocket Explorers Club
Discounted Admission at MoWC, Blackstone Valley Explorer, St. Ann Center in October
(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – The Museum of Work & Culture, Blackstone Valley Explorer, and St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center are launching the Woonsocket Explorers Club for the month of October. Club cards are available at each of the sites and offer visitors $1 off admission at each location.
Visitors to the MoWC and at least one other site will be rewarded with a free appetizer at River Falls Restaurant when they present their card with valid redemption codes. Limit one card per party. Cards must be redeemed by October 31, 2017.
Museum of Work & Culture
Since 1997, the Museum of Work & Culture has dedicated its permanent exhibitions to the fascinating and touching history of the thousands of French Canadians who immigrated to New England for the promise of employment in industrial cities. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm; Saturday, 10am-4pm; and Sunday, 1-4pm.
Blackstone Valley Explorer
Blackstone Valley Tourism’s newly renovated 40-passenger riverboat will take you on an intriguing and relaxing tour through the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. Heritage tours are available on Sundays at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Environmental tours are available on Saturday, October 7 and October 21, at 10am and 11am.
St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center
Known as the Sistine Chapel of America, the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center is home to North America's largest collection of fresco paintings. Italian artist Guido Nincheri used community members as the models for the 475 faces that adorn the center. Tours are offered on Sundays from 1 to 4pm.
About the Museum of Work & Culture
The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.
About the Rhode Island Historical Society
Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.
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